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Ara rubrogenys (Red-fronted Macaw)

Wikipedia Abstract

The red-fronted macaw (Ara rubrogenys) is a parrot endemic to a small semi-desert mountainous area of Bolivia. It is an endangered species; it has been successfully bred in captivity, and is available, if not common, as a pet.
View Wikipedia Record: Ara rubrogenys

Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Ara rubrogenys

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 3.66089
EDGE Score: 3.61865


Adult Weight [1]  1.04 lbs (470 g)
Diet [2]  Frugivore, Granivore, Herbivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  10 %
Diet - Plants [2]  30 %
Diet - Seeds [2]  60 %
Forages - Mid-High [2]  20 %
Forages - Understory [2]  20 %
Forages - Ground [2]  60 %
Clutch Size [3]  2
Maximum Longevity [1]  23 years


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Bolivian montane dry forests Bolivia Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Central Andean puna Argentina, Bolivia, Peru Neotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Southern Andean Yungas Bolivia, Argentina Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Important Bird Areas

BirdLife Species Factsheet: View Factsheet
Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Cuencas de Ríos Caine y Mizque Bolivia A1, A2, A3

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Tropical Andes Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela Yes

Prey / Diet

Erythrina cristigalli[4]
Jatropha hieronymii[4]
Prosopis chilensis (mesquite)[4]
Prosopis juliflora (mesquite)[4]
Prosopis kuntzei (mesquite)[4]
Schinopsis quebracho[4]
Schinus molle (false pepper)[4]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Eulidia yarrellii (Chilean Woodstar)1
Lycalopex culpaeus (Culpeo)1
Tremarctos ornatus (Spectacled Bear)1

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Adventure Aquarium
Birdland Park & Gardens
Blackpool Zoo
BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo
Budapest Zool.& Botanical Garden
Central Florida Zoological Park
Cougar Mountain Zoological Park
Dept. of National Zoological Gardens
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Edinburgh Zoo-Scottish National Zoo
Exmoor Zoological Park
Faunia (Parque Biologico De Madrid,SA)
Fort Worth Zoological Park
Fundacao Parque Zoologico de Sao Paulo
Hai Park Kiriat Motzkin
Houston Zoo, Inc.
Jardim Zoologico / Lisbon Zoo
Jardin Zoologico de Cdad.Buenos Aires
Jurong Birdpark, Singapore
Leeds Castle Enterprises Ltd.
Melbourne Zoo
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny w Lodz
Miller Park Zoo
Montecasino Bird Gardens
Moscow Zoological Park
National Aviary in Pittsburgh
Natural Encounters, Inc.
Newquay Zoo (Cornwall Animal World)
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Paignton Zoo Environmental Park
Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park
Parc Zoologic de Barcelona
Parco Faunistico La Torbiera
Parco Zoo Punta Verde
Parque De Animales Silvestres Temaikèn
PRIAM Psittaculture Centre
Reid Park Zoo
Sedgwick County Zoo
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Texas Zoo
Tracy Aviary
Tulsa Zoo & Living Museum
Twycross Zoo
Wellington Zoo Trust
Wildlife World Zoo
Wilhelma Zoo
Zoo Aquarium de Madrid (GRPR)
Zoo de Doue-la-Fontaine
Zoo de Jurques
Zoo Dortmund
Zoo Dvur Kralove, a.s.
Zoo Parc de Beauval
Zoo Santo Inácio Vila Nova de Gaia
Zoological Center Tel Aviv - Ramat Gan
Zoologicka zahrada Ostrava
Zoologischer Garten Wuppertal

Range Map

South America;



Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
4Red-fronted Macaw, BirdLife International (1992) Threatened Birds of the Americas. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access